Balcomie Links
Crail may be overshadowed by St Andrews and Kingsbarns just round the coast, but it's very much a world-class links venue in its own right. Home to the 7th oldest club in the world and a lot cheaper than its star-studded neighbours.
 
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The old Balcomie Links in the old burgh of Crail near St Andrews is one of Scotland’s finest golfing treasures. The Crail Golfing Society was founded in 1786, at a time when there were only six other golf clubs in existence anywhere in the world.

Set in an exposed corner on the most easterly point of the Kingdom of Fife on a promontory known as Fife Ness, the present course remains much as it did after Old Tom Morris from St Andrews laid out the first nine holes in 1895 and then added a second nine four years later.

Balcomie has many admirers from all over the world and when the Open Championship is at St Andrews it is not unusual to see the famous faces of the game’s greatest players taking on this delightful course.

Crail Golfing Society recently spent over one million pounds on the clubhouse which offers magnificnet views over the course and sea beyond.

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